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Trump says he spoke to ‘devastated’ parents of Laken Riley, blasts Biden for border crisis ‘like a war’

Former President Trump said he spoke with the “devastated” parents of Laken Riley, a Georgia nursing student who was brutally murdered by an illegal immigrant, and said “we will never forget her,” President Biden said. He lashed out, saying, “I’ll never forget.” say her name.

The former president began his speech from the border Thursday afternoon, saying he had spoken to Riley’s parents and describing her as an “incredible young woman.”

“My parents are in shock, but they are wonderful people,” he said. “This is a Joe Biden invasion. A Biden invasion. I call him Crooked Joe…the most incompetent president ever.”

University of Georgia murder suspect Jose Ybarra lived within a five-minute walk of the scene where he allegedly killed 22-year-old nursing student Laken Riley on February 22nd. (Mark Sims for Fox News Digital/Laken Riley/Jose Ibarra)

Last week, President Trump detailed the brutal murder of 22-year-old nursing student Laken Riley.

“A beautiful 22-year-old nursing student from Georgia was savagely attacked. She was on her morning run… She was a beautiful young woman,” he said. “I spoke to her parents yesterday. They are wonderful people. They are incredibly devastated. She was so beautiful in so many ways.”

President Trump said she was “brutally assaulted, severely beaten, kidnapped and brutally murdered.”

“The monsters charged in this murder are illegal alien immigrants brought into our country and unleashed on our communities by crooked Joe Biden,” Trump said, adding, “Hillary is no longer relevant. I guess I took that name.” ”

Trump, the 2024 Republican front-runner, traveled to Eagle Pass, Texas, on Thursday and toured Shelby Park with Texas Governor Greg Abbott and other state officials. He also received briefings and met with Texas state officials and Brandon Judd, chairman of the National Border Patrol Council.

The former president and 2024 Republican front-runner also met with Texas National Guard leadership.

Trump, speaking after a press conference and tour Thursday, accused Biden of being “incompetent” and destroying the “most secure border in history” under his administration.

“I call him ‘Crooked Joe’ because he’s a crooked, terrible president, the worst president in our country’s history, and probably the most incompetent president we’ve ever had.” . “But we are allowing thousands of people from China, Iran, Yemen, Congo, Syria and many other countries into our country.”

President Trump said many of those crossing were “a whole line of fighting-age men.”

President Trump added that the border crisis is “like a war, it’s a military operation.”

Riley, a 22-year-old nursing student at Augusta University, found dead It happened Thursday on the University of Georgia campus after her roommate called authorities for not returning home from a morning run.

ICE confirms Georgia student murder suspect entered the country illegally and was previously arrested in New York

The University of Georgia Police Department arrested Jose Antonio Ybarra and charged him with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, aggravated assault, false imprisonment, kidnapping, interfering with a 911 call and concealing the death of another, UGA Police said. Chief Jeffrey L. Clark said. at a press conference Friday night.

The suspect is not a U.S. citizen. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) On Sunday, a Venezuelan national admitted to illegally entering the United States in 2022 and was previously arrested in New York City.

In a statement to FOX News Digital, ICE confirmed that he was encountered by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) after entering the country near El Paso in August 2022 and was “released on parole for further processing.”

ICE also confirmed that Ybarra was arrested by police. new york city police One year later, on September 14, 2023, he was “charged with causing injury to a child under 17 years of age and a motor vehicle license violation.”

When ICE learns that a person it believes to be a removable illegal immigrant has been arrested on criminal charges, it typically files a detention motion. It asks local police to keep suspects in custody until they can be transferred to ICE and placed in detention centers. Deportation procedures.

Jose Ibarra, the suspect in the Laken Riley murder, lived within a five-minute walk of the crime scene in Uga.

But in this case, ICE said in a statement that Ybarra was released before he was sentenced to detention. New York City is also a “sanctuary city,” which generally restricts law enforcement from following ICE detainees.

This is a developing story. Please check back for the latest information.

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